Harlem restaurateur Sylvia Woods was a legendary chef, but she was also a key figure in the Harlem political scene. Continue reading
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Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, left, and NAACP official Hazel Dukes, right, sit next to Rev. Al Sharpton, center, as he address the media after meeting with the local political base to discuss the future political life of New York State Governor David Patterson Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Silvia’s in Harlem. State and local politicians, and community leaders who attended the meeting stand behind Sharpton.
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The parade was a wonderful combination of dignitaries, vendors and culture in the greatest community in the world Harlem.
Vendors sold soul food, cold drinks, buttons, flags, and t-shirts. Dignitaries Comptroller Bill Thompson, Congressman Charles Rangel, President of NY State NAACP conference, Hazel Dukes greeted Harlem residents and posed for pictures. While bands, new police cadets, The Nation of Islam and others marched in bright cultural attire and crisp uniforms representing African American pride in the Heart of Harlem.
Photographs and text by David Makonnen II and Bridget Smith
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Hazel Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference, discusses the one hundredth anniversary of the NAACP…
…the organizations history and future, and its centennial convention to be held in New York, July 11-16
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The NAACP’s Hazel Dukes and Willie Walker from the State Office Building taking a Pedi-Cab ride to celebrate Earth Day with our freinds from ShareNYC.